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  1. 3,634 votes
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      269 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Integrate with Windows 10 notification center

      Use Windows 10 notification center for notifications

      1,306 votes
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        37 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use built in notifications for macOS

        Notifications built into the OS (which all apps I've seen use other than Outlook and now Teams) are more functional and allow for more user control. Most importantly, they honor Do Not Disturb settings, which is critical.

        1,117 votes
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          123 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sound is too low and other sound problems

          VOLUME:

          The sound is too low!! Most people don't think it's even on. Let us customize the sound level, please.

          CUSTOMIZE SOUNDS:

          Right now sounds are all or nothing. This is not good. For example, you may want to have sound for Calls but not for chat or messages. There is a difference when you need to hear that someone is calling you – versus getting the constant bing/bing/bing on message chat.
          In addition – on commercial skype you could actually set sound notification channel or chat by channel or chat. Some things you want the bing – others it…

          771 votes
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            157 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Follow and unfollow conversation thread

            Hi,

            This idea is not new. Currently we have a lot of unnecessary notifications and i believe we need flexible options to either get rid of them or setup banner/alert. And we already got "Follow channel" option in the latest update:
            https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16925461-allow-different-notifications-options-on-teams-and

            I think we should go forward and improve conversation/thread notifications.It's very annoying when you replied to the conversation and then it becomes spamming. You have no option to unfollow this conversation and keep receiving notifications. From the other hand, there are conversations where you either not mentioned directly by @ tag or not replied yet but want to…

            587 votes
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              33 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Notifications are easily missed

              The channel/team on which the notification has been made should stay more/better/longer visible so that you won't miss one. Slack is currently much better in that sense.

              496 votes
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                55 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                This feature request is still being reviewed. The team is working hard to make numerous changes with regards to notifications, but they haven’t forgotten about this item.

                I hope to have more details soon.
                -Warren

              • Add team wide reminders

                We have weekly bot reminders currently on Slack and that would be a big advantage to getting our whole team moved over.

                For example:
                - Tuesdays at noon: Reminder - team meeting in 30 minutes
                - Last Friday of month: Finish submitting hours
                - etc....

                495 votes
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                  25 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Mute a channel - (Mute Chat is complete)

                  I'd love to keep groups/channels in my list, but mute a channel so I don't get those. I get notified whenever some tags a channel eg @General, it's super distracting!

                  Also would like the possibility to mute a group chat, so no sound or mobile notification should be received for a user that chooses to mute some group chat.

                  441 votes
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                    74 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make "Follow this channel" the default setting.

                    Usual Microsoft lack of UI intuition.
                    Channels should be followed by default with the user unfollowing it if they wish.

                    295 votes
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                      39 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Include notifications based on keywords.

                      We need to get notifications based on keywords. For example: I am a subject matter expert for SAP and I like to know when SAP is typed into a channel so I can offer assistance.

                      275 votes
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                        21 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Multiple Notifications Bugs

                        Hello,

                        We have been testing Microsoft Teams for almost a week now, while we love the product; however, it is proving to be counter productive when it stops sending notifications, we are using alternative means to notify each other to check messages on MS Teams.

                        What we noticed for example is that if discussions continue in a thread for over a day, no new notifications whatsoever are being triggered. In some occasions, even though we have an ongoing discussion, notifications stop, but only work if you tag the other person, but again, this is not a new thread, so it…

                        253 votes
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                          28 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          I’m going to close this thread out with a Thank you!
                          The requests in this topic and many in the comments already exist in other UV items. Here is a list of some of the big ones which can be up-voted and commented upon in their respective threads.

                          Allow different notification options on Teams and Channels – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16925461

                          Integrate with Windows notification center (native notifications) – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16950997

                          Use built in notifications for macOS (native notifications) – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16941685

                          Notifications are easily missed – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/18161440

                          Add Team wide reminders – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/17062255

                          Sound is too low and other sounds problems – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/18931243

                          Follow and unfollow conversation thread – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/18711997

                          Browser/OS independent desktop notifications using HTML5 – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/18671746

                          Please up-vote the appropriate topics you support.

                          -Warren

                        • Browser/OS independent desktop notifications using HTML5

                          Not sure about the desktop clients because there isn't one available for my operating system. However, the web app is essentially unfit for purpose because I can't tell when anyone is trying to contact me unless I sit there, constantly staring at the app.

                          210 votes
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                            33 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual notification in systray of unread message (for both Mac and PC)

                            When there is an unread message, it would be *very* helpful if the systray icon could have a visual indicator that something is unread.

                            157 votes
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                              14 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              We have this!

                              The system tray icon will show a red dot when new activity has occurred.
                              When you see a red dot on the System tray icon and then mouse over the icon, a tooltip will display summarizing if you have a new chat or mention.

                              -Warren

                            • Important Message Notification

                              Currently, there does not seem to be any notification on any platform when a message in a Team/Channel is marked Important. Please put an option to be notified for important messages, even if you aren't actually mentioned in the post.

                              84 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Notifications for teams

                                I'm not receiving any notifications from teams.
                                Each time I select anything in notification settings the selected setting disappears...

                                82 votes
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                                  8 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Microsoft Teams download banner / popup needs to be removed

                                  When a user in the Office 365 environment wants to use the web version http://teams.microsoft.com, a popup message is visible at the upper area with a prompt to install the client version:
                                  “Want an even faster, more collaborative experience? Download the desktop app.” By several given security compliance requirements in big IT environments, the users shouldn’t be able to install any additional software at their PCs. This popup is confusing the web-only Teams user and also it makes the software deployment team nervous.

                                  67 votes
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                                    under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Notifications within Teams

                                    I'd like to see a notification bubble for new posts (of any type) in the Teams I'm in (yes, I'm already following) just as I can see for chats. It's an extra step for me to have to click through the teams to see if there's new activities. I'd like to be notified as soon as activities happen.

                                    61 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create alias mention groups

                                      Basically, I'm looking to be able to create an "@" alias for different groups of people within a team.

                                      Use Case:
                                      We have a team with 3 designers, 2 mobile devs, 2 strategists, and 2 web devs. It would be nice to have the ability to set up tags like "@design" or "@strategy" that would notify the people added to that particular tag - rather than having to tag them all individually every time I have a design question.

                                      55 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Scheduled Do Not Disturb, like Slack

                                        Do Not Disturb should block all notifications and I'd love to be able to schedule DND, like on Slack

                                        50 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Sync notification badge count across platforms

                                          The unread notifications count needs to be synced across platforms. For example, right now if I read my Teams messages on my Mac, my iOS app will still have a red badge on the app icon indicating I have unread messages. This leads to be constantly opening my iOS app thinking I have missed something, only to see it's messages from hours earlier that I already read on another device.

                                          50 votes
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